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Thailand Endangered Species: Siamese Once Endangered Cat

Animal

Siamese is a cat native to Thailand and is very popular all over the world. A Siamese cat is a graceful cat with a slender skeleton, a slender and supple body, and long legs. This cat is very popular because it has a dark face, ears, legs, and tail, which are called point colors, but many people do not know that it is also an endangered cat. It is a cat that has survived the danger of extinction and is now.

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Place of origin

Siam is native to Thailand.

History

There have been three kinds of cats in Thailand since ancient times. Siamese, Si Sawat and Suphalak. Among them, Siamese is a cat that is loved by Thai aristocrats and royalty and has been treated very preciously. Originally a very well-known cat in Thailand, it became a very popular cat because it was donated to Gordon, the Consul General of the United Kingdom in 1884, and then moved to the home country of England and introduced at a cat show. .. Breeding began immediately in the United Kingdom, and it was exported overseas and became popular all over the world. Siam was registered with The International Cat Association in 2009.

Characteristic

Siamese are classified as medium-sized cat breeds and weigh 3-4 kg for males and 2-4 kg for females. It features a small, wedge-shaped head, long, sharp ears, and a delicate body. It is known as a very noble cat because it was owned by a Thai aristocrat. A cat with beautiful coat color and eye color. The face, ears, limbs, and tail are darker in color and are called pointed colors. It is white when it is born and changes color as it grows. Black, chocolate, blue and lilac are officially recognized as Siamese cat coat colors. Eye color is sapphire blue and has an almond shape. The average lifespan of a Siamese cat is 10 to 13 years. If the average life expectancy of a typical cat is 15 years, it can be said that it is a little short.

Personality

Siamese are active and energetic cats. Even among cats, there is a lot of exercise. It is necessary to prepare a place and environment where you can exercise indoors. Since there is a lot of exercise, discipline is required to improve mischief. At first, he is cautious, but once he gets used to it, he wants to be spoiled.

Endangered species

Siamese has become a very popular cat since moving to England in 1884. Recognized all over the world, two World Wars put Siam in jeopardy. In the era of World War, the number of families who could not raise Siamese increased due to food shortages and anxiety about their lives. At the same time, exotic cats such as Persian cats became very popular in the world, and it is said that the value of Siamese has declined and the number of owners has decreased. The way they survived in this situation was the active mating by breeders. From this time on, Siamese were divided into two types. Currently, slender type siamese are called “modern style”, and siamese that are close to the slightly round style before crossing are called “trad style” or “old style”.

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